2012-13 Webinars: Work Management for Clergy
Eight 90-minute webinars, offered in partnership with Presbyterian Outlook. Aimed specifically at clergy and offering fresh ideas for their important work.
Click here to subscribe. All begin at 2:00pm, and include a 60-minute presentation plus 30 minutes of Q&A. Log-in instructions will be sent to subscribers.
Sep 25, 2012: “Collaboration – not just a buzzword, not just committee meetings”
- Fresh strategies for collaborating with other leaders and with all constituents.
- Allowing group wisdom to emerge, nurturing group buy-in, while not relinquishing leadership and visioning duties.
- Getting the right technology in place
Oct 23, 2012: Remembering and Responding – finding the right balance
- Congregations need a narrative (their story, their reason for being)
- They also need fresh engagement with surrounding world (their in-breaking purpose)
- Church leader tends to both and takes an assertive role in reconciling the two when remembering and discovering collide.
Nov 13, 2012: Use projects to manage work
- The art of packaging tasks and events into a project plan
- Getting people the information they need
- Managing milestones, reporting and accounting
- Reporting progress
Jan 15, 2013: Recruiting the right people for leadership
- Developing a training ground and strong bench
- Being strategic about shaping leaders
- Developing technology tools for tracking potential leaders
Feb 19, 2013: Get beyond Sunday morning
- Developing strategies for reducing a self-defeating over-reliance on Sunday worship
- Repurposing key staff for non-Sunday ministries
- Reallocating budget for broader reach
Mar 19, 2013: Leveraging your time for communications
- Pastor as key communicator
- Establishing “voice” and “thought leadership”
- Getting hold of technology
- Helping others (staff and leaders) to use technology more effectively
Apr 16, 2013: Getting the record right
- Establishing protocols (for self, staff and key leaders) for documenting events, conversations, decisions and feedback
- Developing a clearly stated, agreed-on and transparent record – useful especially in conflict and in making course changes
- Using the right technology and documentation
May 21, 2013: Set a tone of boldness
- Preach with power
- Name risks and plans to learn from failure
- Challenge stale ideas
- Respond to the new and emerging
- Break through fearfulness